October 23, 2006 Subject:
An incendiary introduction to fire
Geared for children, this Encyclopaedia Brittanica film describes the physical aspects of fire in an informative yet non-pedantic manner. The primary focus of the film, as one would expect, is explaining the role that oxygen plays in fuelling a fire. There is an entertaining segment that reveals various methods of putting out fires in which viewers are treated to the sight of a singed panda bear toy and an old-fashioned fire extinguisher. An enjoyable film fit for viewing during a cold, clear day.
Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
July 12, 2006 Subject:
I AM THE GOD OF HELL-FIRE, AND I BRING YOU...
Dry (and therefore combustible) Encyclopedia Britannica film about fire. WeÃ¢ÂÂre shown how to make a campfire, some simple science about combustion, the uses of fire, and some simple ways to put out small accidental fires. Covers the basics in a not-too-boring fashion, but offers no surprises.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
May 11, 2003 Subject:
Fire & stuffed animals do not mix.
The many uses (and misuses) of fire are explored in this short. From maintaining (just barely) a brush fire to get rid of grass to the gas on your stove, fire has many uses. We then get into a somewhat interesting explanation of how fire works, then of course the good stuff, when fire gets out of control. (Oh no, Mr Panda!). All in all, an okay short.
USE OF FIRE IN COOKING, HEATING, PRODUCING LIGHT, & DESTROYING RUBBISH. REQUISITES OF ALL FIRES -- FUEL, OXYGEN & KINDLING, TEMPERATURE -- ARE SHOWN & IN ANIMATION THE ACTIONS OF GASES WITHIN FIRE. CONTROL OF BURNING, RESULTS OF CARELESS HANDLING & PUTTING out.